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Reviewer Webinar

The following is an archived version of the webinar provided to RFP reviewers:

 FY18 Adult Education and Family Literacy Reviewer Meeting – Invitation ONLY

 

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Career Pathways Definition from WIOA

Below is the full definition of a Career Pathway, taken directly from WIOA Sec. 3 (Def. 7)

CAREER PATHWAY.—The term ‘‘career pathway’’ means a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training, and other services that—
(A) aligns with the skill needs of industries in the economy of the State or regional economy involved;
(B) prepares an individual to be successful in any of a full range of secondary or postsecondary education options, including apprenticeships registered under the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly known as the ‘‘National Apprenticeship Act’’; 50 Stat. 664, chapter 663; 29 U.S.C. 50 et seq.) (referred to individually in this Act as an ‘‘apprenticeship’’, except in section 171);
(C) includes counseling to support an individual in achieving the individual’s education and career goals;
(D) includes, as appropriate, education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster;
(E) organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an individual in a manner that accelerates the educational and career advancement of the individual to the extent practicable;
(F) enables an individual to attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and at least 1 recognized postsecondary credential; and
(G) helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational cluster.

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Advocacy for Students with Autism Workshop

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is excited to host Milt Wright and Richard Pimentel in an engaging day discussing advocacy.  The goal of the day is to provide participants with ideas to help students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD):
  • discover their own value as individuals,
  • embrace positive lessons that their impairments have taught them,
  • learn ideas to overcome negative stereotypes and cultivate positive social interactions, and
  • learn how to effectively disclose their disability to ask for a reasonable accommodation.

Participants will have the opportunity throughout the day to engage in activities, brainstorm innovative ways to adapt the ideas presented to specifically serve students with autism, and obtain materials that can be used to support families as they help their teen successfully learn to self-advocate.

We invite Special Education teachers and administrators, Community College Student Service Personal, Career Counselors, Adult Education providers, parents of students with ASD and anyone who wants to learn more about empowering students with autism.  Event information is as follows:

Holiday Inn and Suites- Bloomington
3202 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL, 61704
August 2, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
There is not a cost to attend but we do ask that everyone register. Registration can be found at the following link:
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Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework

The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or academic skills such as math and reading. The framework was developed through the collaboration of the Illinois Community College Board; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;  representatives of Illinois businesses; local chambers of commerce; secondary, postsecondary and adult educators and professionals; and other important stakeholders.

The full text of the Essential Employability Skills Framework and self-assessment guide can be Found below:  Essential Employability Skills Framework

Fillable form versions of the self-assessment forms are also available at the following links:

Fillable Program Self-Assessment Form

Fillable Classroom and Activity Self-Assessment

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Technology Resources for Special Learning Needs in the Adult Education Classroom

This webinar was delivered in order to help education professionals discover a variety of technology resources and ways to incorporate them into your adult education classrooms. There was be an emphasis on special learning needs application although the technology resources and classroom applications will be appropriate for ESL, ABE, and ASE students. The presenters provided a tutorial on each of the resources. Handouts with clear instructions and with resources are also available for download.

An archived version of the webinar can be found at the following link:
Technology Resources for Special Learning Needs in the Adult Education Classroom

Additional Resources are available at the links below:
Technology Ides for Special Learning Needs Slideshow
Applications and Resources Document

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ICAPS Support Webinar Series

The ICAPS Support Webinar Series was designed to provide information to administrators, instructors, and counselors working in ICAPS programs or at institutions considering the development of an ICAPS program.  In this Webinar Series experts from the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, and active ICAPS programs shared their knowledge and experience on several different topics.  Archived versions of the Webinars and their resources can be found below.

Building Capacity of Existing ICAPS Programs

This webinar was a discussion with existing ICAPS programs that addressed pressing employment/training needs, considerations for expanding capacity of programs, creative programming ideas, and asked how to fully serve students within the current fiscal climate.

The webinar was held on April 20, at 10:00 AM.

The archived version of the webinar and the presentation slideshow can be found below:

Building Capacity of Existing ICAPS Programs Webinar

Building Capacity of Existing ICAPS Model One Programs Slideshow

Tips for Successful Development and Delivery of an ICAPS Support Course

In this Webinar a panel of experienced ICAPS teams explained what an ICAPS Support Course is, and discussed the purpose, the components , and the outcomes of the course. These veteran programs described what they learned through practice, what tools are available for your use, and shared their successful strategies.

The webinar was held on April 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

An archived version of the webinar and presentation materials has been provided below:

Tips for Successful Development and Delivery of an ICAPS Support Course Webinar

 

Effective Strategies for Team Teachers

This panel discussion included experienced team teachers sharing their experiences and answering your questions. The discussion covered topics that can assist in the implementation of a team teaching model or that can be used to help you overcome difficulties you have encountered in your ICAPS program.

The webinar was held on May 3, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

An archived version of the webinar and presentation materials has been provided below:

Effective Strategies for Team Teachers Webinars

Effective Strategies for Team Teachers Slideshow

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ICSPS Spring Events 2017

ICSPS has created a document to market upcoming events.  An archived version of the flier with information about the spring events can be found below:

ICSPS Spring Events Document

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Early School Leaver Transition Program Reboot Meeting

The Early School Leaver Transition Program Reboot was held on  November 30, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, in Normal, Illinois.  The Reboot offered an opportunity for recipients of the The Early School Leaver Transition Program Grant (ESLTP) to share their experiences with one another, to identify new resources available to their programs, and to attend professional development on key issues of program and student support.

The resources shared at the reboot can be found below:
Reboot Power Point Presentation
NET Employability Skills Resource Toolkit

Additional training was also provided on Web Accessibility.  Those resources can be found at the following link:
ICSPS Electronic and Web Accessibility Webinar Series Webpage

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Civil Rights Top 10 Documents

ICSPS has developed this series of documents to provide information on key elements of Civil Rights compliance standards.  Each document has a number of facts related to an important requirement of civil rights legislation and points you in the direction of resources related to that topic.  The documents can be found below:

Top Ten Things to Know About Grievance Procedures Document

Top Ten Things to Know About the Notice of Nondiscrimination Document

Top Ten Things to Know About Web Accessibility Document

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Dual Credit Webinar

During this webinar the ICCB CTE team provided an update on the regulations for Dual Credit in Illinois.  The webinar also included a presentation from

The Webinar was originally held on  May 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

An archived version of the webinar  and the webinar resources can be found below:

Dual Credit Update Webinar
ICCB Presentation Slideshow
ILACEP Slideshow

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